• 15 Healthy Foods That Should Be In Your Kitchen

    Comments:  | Leave A Comment

    Story by: Hellobeautiful.com

    <p><img src=”http://hellobeautiful.com/files/2010/04/97972664.jpg” alt=”fruit” width=”462″ height=”370″ />(From shape.com)</p>
    <p>You get it by now: Fruits and vegetables are good, potato chips and Oreos are bad. Not exactly rocket science. But are you stocking your fridge and pantry with the right healthy foods—as in, the ones that give you optimum nutrition for your buck (and shelf space)? Here are the foods to put on your grocery list—and keep there—for a healthy diet.<span id=”more-1035872″></span></p>
    <p><strong>Yogurt</strong></p>
    <p>Keep your “good” digestive bacteria at a healthy level with yogurts containing live, active cultures. Warning: Some varieties are packed with sugar, so stick with plain or check the labels before tossing it in your grocery cart. Yogurt is one of several super diet foods thanks to the fact that it’s both filling and loaded with calcium, potassium and vitamin B.</p>
    <p><strong>Wild Salmon</strong></p>
    <p>Unlike some other types of fish, studies have shown that mercury levels are relatively low in salmon. This is good news, considering the fish offers optimum nutrition and protein for few calories. It also contains omega-3’s, which help maintain heart health. Why go wild? Farm-raised salmon can be more prone to disease and may have been exposed to or treated with antibiotics.</p>
    <p><a href=”http://hellobeautiful.com/your-glam/your-health/hello-beautiful-staff/how-to-eat-right-on-the-job/” target=”_self”><em><strong>How to eat right on the job</strong></em></a></p>
    <p><strong>Egg Whites</strong></p>
    <p>Even with yolks, eggs have just 70 to 80 calories each—but that yellow center is high in cholesterol. Buy fresh eggs and then take out the yolks for a quick boost of protein in your breakfast. Mix them up with fresh vegetables to add flavor.</p>
    <p><strong>Leafy Greens</strong></p>
    <p>Healthy greens like broccoli, cabbage and kale have optimum nutrition and are loaded with a plant chemical that may help lower your risk of cancer. Low on vitamins? Add some spinach to your salad. Like other dark, leafy greens, it’s loaded with iron and vitamin K, the ladder of which may prevent osteoporosis, diabetes and arthritis.</p>
    <p><a href=”http://www.shape.com/healthy_eating/nutrition_101/foods_healthiest” target=”_self”><em><strong>GET MORE HERE</strong></em></a></p>
    <p id=’gallery_188121′></p><script type=’text/javascript’ src=’http://cdn.hellobeautiful.com/external/js/gallery/188121//’></script&gt;
    <p><a href=”http://hellobeautiful.com/your-glam/your-health/hello-beautiful-staff/5-ways-to-stay-in-the-gym/” target=”_self”><em><strong>5 Ways To Stay In The Gym</strong></em></a></p>

    Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

    Tags: » » »

    • More Related Content

    Comments

    blog comments powered by Disqus
    Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 376 other followers